Perfect Imperfection – The Giving Keys
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At the very beginning of our relationship, my boyfriend gave me his Giving Key. It was engraved with "Love", and he told me he had found that with me.

Our relationship ended recently and I'm still struggling to come to terms with that. I won't wear that key anymore, but I'm not quite ready to part with it. I treated myself to a STRENGTH key. It's partially discolored, but only more beautiful for its less-than-"perfect" appearance. I plan on wearing it until I find the strength to give both keys away.

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  • I was in the mall a couple weeks ago and came upon a kiosk with the giving keys. I purchased the “Grateful” key after the sales girl explained the key’s meaning.
    I have not always been as grateful as I am right now in my life. I have a wonderful spouse, I am financially secure, a beautiful home in a state I had never even considered moving to until this year.
    I had some health scares last year and they completely changed my life and my way of thinking. I needed to stop stressing all the time about every little thing and start being glad for they things I do have. I hope I never have the promised Heart Attack that was coming I have too much to still give the world before I leave.
    Fast forward four months after moving and uprooting our lives. We moved to a place 800 miles from our hometowns and we know NO ONE here. I curse A LOT less, I laugh more and am making new friends. While at the same time making things better with my long time friends and my family back in California.
    I am grateful to my doctor for strongly counseling me enough to see what is important, and for my spouse for uprooting her life to make me slow down, look at nature and actually look at the things around me.
    I will keep this key for awhile because I still think I am going to wobble every now and than, but the more I settle down I know I will be able to let go of the daily reminder and let someone else share in this process of healing.

    Gloria on

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